The Bird Man of the Confederacy


Confederate General Richard Ewell believed he was a bird

Confederate General Richard Ewell believed himself to be a bird, eating grains of wheat and sunflower seeds for meals.

There were persistent stories from soldiers on guard duty claiming that the General would spend many hours in his tent quietly chirping to himself.

Also known as “Old Baldy,” one can’t help but wonder if he fancied himself to be a bald eagle.

 

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